Catalogue of Seals in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, Volume 4

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Page 206 - The original matrix of this seal is in lead, in the possession of Mr. George Sim, Writer, Edinburgh, and certainly has the appearance of being old; but from the circumstance that no impression or even fragment cf one has been yet found appended to any document, it may be doubted if it was ever really the seal of the burgh, — it looks more like the attempt of some die-cutter's ingenious apprentice. The very material of the seal is sufficient to raise doubts of its genuineness.
Page 621 - The first is preserved in the museum of the Society of Antiquaries of England, but it is uncertain where it was found. The second was found at Arthur's Seat near Edinburgh, and is now preserved in the museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. The third was found in the bed of the Thames, near Vauxhall, and the fourth at Twerton, near Bath. The two last are engraved in the Journal of the Archaeological Association.
Page 573 - Couche. A fess cheque surmounted with a bend, charged with three buckles. Crest on a helmet, a horse's head issuing from a coronet. Supporters : two lions sejant, gardant, couu. "8
Page 538 - Burke's General Armory has the story thus, that Ituncan, the son of Robert, chief of the clan, having -with great courage and intrepidity apprehended the murderers of James I. of Scotland, James II. granted to his family
Page 432 - EARL OF HOME. Quarterly ; as in the preceding. On a surtout, an orle for Landale. Above the shield, a helmet with mantlings. Crest, above an open coronet of seven points, a lion's head erased. Supporters : two lions rampant. Motto on a ribbon issuing from behind the helmet, " TREU TO YE END." "s' ALXADRI corns HOME Dni JEDBURG- ET DUNGLAS.
Page 138 - ... larger) with leaves and trefoils carved with great richness. In the spandrels of the cusps are birds with outspread wings, bearing labels. Those on the left appear to be eagles ; those on the right have long bills, and may be intended for pelicans. The large right-hand spandrel of the arch contains a figure of the Virgin Mary, crowned as " the Queen of Heaven," clad in long flowing drapery, with her hands upraised, apparently in benediction, and her hair loose and streaming.
Page 56 - Andrew, with nimbus and book, standing behind a large saltire cross, betw. figures of St. Peter and St. Paul, each with nimbus, book, and the distinctive emblem attributed to him. In the base, on a long cross, a shield of arms: quarterly, i, 4, a chevron betw.
Page 42 - Above the shield the head and neck of an eagle, supporting the shield in front with its claws, an idea not improbably derived from the eagle supporting the shields of Royal arms seen in the side niches of the Great Seals of Scotland.
Page 129 - Memoir of -what has already been done, and what Materials exist towards the formation of a Scotish Afonasticon, by \VBD Turnbull, Edinb.
Page 468 - ... counter-rampant, probably through the inattention of the engraver.) In fess point a mullet. The crest is lost ; but the helmet, with plume of feathers, remains entire.

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